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  • Crews battling blaze near Gorman

    first_imgScores of Los Angeles County firefighters were fighting a fast-moving brushfire south of Gorman this evening. Fanned by winds up to 40 mph, the blaze had scorched more than 2,000 acres within four hours as it quickly spread over the rugged unpopulated terrain. “Fire has been burning in inaccessible areas (and) we’re using helicopters to get into (there),” said Mike Brown, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Hand crews are fighting from the ground.” Flames were spotted just before 2 p.m. on the southbound side of the Golden State Freeway, north of state Route 138, but winds quickly spread the blaze. At 6:30 p.m., crews were still struggling to contain the fire near the unincorporated community in northwestern Los Angeles County just west of the Antelope Valley. No structures were immediately threatened but officials warned that if the wind changed direction, homes south of Quail Lake Road in Hungry Valley could be in danger. Record low rainfall has left the region parched and created critical fire conditions. On Friday, Caltrans announced plans to expedite brush-clearing projects on its land in areas of high fire danger. At least 30 county engines, eight hand crews and three water-dropping helicopters responded to Saturday’s fire. The City of Los Angeles also deployed a helicopter. The flames also were scorching acreage in the Angeles and Los Padres forests, where a fire warning was issued earlier this week. U.S. Forest Service strike crews from both areas responded, Brown said. The freeway was not shut and traffic was moving normally, he said. Hand crews who hiked into the remote area planned to work through the night, hoping to cut a containment line around the flames. Authorities said the cause of the blaze is unknown but an investigation is under way.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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  • Man United January signing? ‘He would be an astute acquistion’ say WhoScored

    first_img Diego Godin: set for a Manchester United move? 1 Football stats experts WhoScored.com analyse Diego Godin, a player linked with a Manchester United move. Check out WhoScored.com for loads more football statistics.There were a few questionable inclusions for the FIFPro Defender of the Year award this year, but one who certainly deserved his nomination was Atlético Madrid centre-back Diego Godín. The 28-year-old was one of the most consistent defenders in Europe last season, helping Los Rojiblancos to their 10th Liga title and the Champions League final.He has started this season in similarly impressive fashion, with his WhoScored.com rating (7.32) the fourth best of all Atlético players so far. As a result, he is now a reported target for Manchester United once the transfer window re-opens. The former Premier League champions have been linked with a host of big name centre-backs in recent weeks, with Godín the latest to appear on United’s radar.United’s recent good run of form has helped them consolidate a top 4 spot, but the opinion of supporters is that the defence still requires strengthening. Marcos Rojo was the only centre-back acquired by the club over the summer, despite Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic’s respective exits. The Red Devils knew the experienced duo were departing for pastures new before the season came to a head, but failed to adequately reinforce the backline and a lack of defensive solidity has shown on numerous occasions this term.They have the opportunity to right their wrongs next month, however, and the acquisition of Godín would be a real statement of intent by Louis van Gaal’s side. The Uruguayan is currently the sixth highest rated centre-back in La Liga this season and has played a key role in Atlético’s solid start to the campaign. The Madrid outfit and defending champions currently sit just 4 points behind neighbours and league leaders Real Madrid in Spain’s top tier.Only Barcelona (6) have conceded fewer goals in La Liga this season than Atlético (12) and Godín has played a big part in the impressive defensive showings by Diego Simeone’s side. The 28-year-old has played every minute of Atlético’s league campaign so far and this consistency in the starting XI would appeal to Van Gaal. The Dutchman has endured a nightmare start in Manchester with regards to injuries and has been forced to field no less than 7 players at centre-back in the Premier League already this season.The Uruguay captain missed just 4 league games last term, 2 of which were through suspension, and the rarity in which he succumbs to injury would benefit this injury-prone United side. His leadership qualities would also provide a solid backbone for Van Gaal’s team. At the back, United have lacked guidance all too often this season and Godín would be a calming influence at the heart of the backline when the going gets tough.A number of times this campaign, United have required a reassuring presence in defence. They have developed a statistically calculated WhoScored.com weakness of ‘protecting the lead’, though the signing of Godín would significantly improve their chances of holding on to any advantage once they go ahead. Atlético’s 3rd choice captain has gained a WhoScored.com strength of ‘concentration’ and his mental toughness would improve United’s composure in defence.It’s the mental side of his game that stands him in good stead. Godín may not shy away from the physical aspect of football – he is winning 3.3 aerial duels and averaging 1.4 tackles per league game – but it’s his reading of a situation that has won him countless admirers. Godín is averaging more interceptions per Liga match (2.7) than any other Atlético player this season, while only 3 United players are doing so more.At the other end of the pitch, the centre-back is a threat to opposition defences. Godín has 2 league goals to his name this term, a figure better than all of United’s current centre-backs combined (1).Atlético would be reluctant to see Godín leave in January, especially with Miranda currently sidelined. Nevertheless, with United expected to spend to improve next month, their primary target must be a centre-back and Godín would be viewed as an astute acquisition should they prise him away from the Estadio Vicente Calderón.For more stats on reported Manchester United target Diego Godín, click here to view his WhoScored.com player pagelast_img read more

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  • The man of the match in every weekend Premier League game

    first_imgThere’s still one more game left to play when Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.However, there were 18 other Premier League teams in action and here, according to whoscored.com, were the star performers. 9 Sol Bamba (Cardiff) 8.2/10 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes WOLVES 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 LEICESTER 9 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade WATFORD 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE gameday 9 Premier League news REVEALED silverware 9 FULHAM 4-2 BURNLEY huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice 9 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 7.5/10 Shane Duffy (Brighton) 8.3/10 Michael Keane (Everton) 8/10 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Andre Schurrle (Fulham) 9.1/10 Willy Boly (Wolves) 7.9/10 on whoscored.com REVEALED ALTERED Christian Kebasele (Watford) 8.1/10 shining BOURNEMOUTH 2-2 EVERTON 9 9 LIVERPOOL 1-0 BRIGHTON Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Harry Maguire (Leicester) 8.3/10 possible standings 9 Arthur Masuaku (West Ham) 8.1/10 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury smart causal ARSENAL 3-1 WEST HAM Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won NEWCASTLE 1-2 CHELSEA 9 HUDDERSFIELD 0-0 CARDIFF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA’s goal of the season

    first_img possible standings LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS With Madrid already ahead in the game thanks to the Portuguese superstar, he acrobatically took flight and fired a mesmerising shot back over his head and into the bottom corner of Gianluigi Buffon’s goal. MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Ronaldo was grateful for the applause from Juventus fans Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade center_img RANKED Thanks to everyone who voted for me. Will never forget that moment, specially the reaction of the fans in the stadium. #UEFA Goal of the Season #SpecialMoment pic.twitter.com/9teapgD9MW— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 28, 2018Ronaldo tweeted: “Thanks to everyone who voted for me. Will never forget that moment, specially the reaction of the fans in the stadium.”The five-time Ballon D’Or winner received a standing ovation from opposing fans for the strike, an act which Ronaldo admits influenced his summer move to Turin. impact highlights silverware smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s goal of the season for his stunning bicycle kick against Juventus.The former Real Madrid man, who now plays for the Italian club, beat competition from 11 nominees including Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.last_img read more

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  • Half-time: Atletico Madrid 3 Chelsea 0

    first_imgAtletico Madrid are firmly on course to win the Uefa Super Cup after Radamel Falcao’s stunning first-half hat-trick in Monaco.Falcao, who has been consistently been linked with a move to Chelsea in recent months, also hit the woodwork twice in a totally one-sided opening 45 minutes.In the seventh minute he drifted away from David Luiz to collect Gabi’s pass before deftly lifting the ball over the onrushing Petr Cech and into the net via the outside the post.The goal came shortly after Falcao had hit the bar from close range after getting in front of Ashley Cole to connect with Adrian’s cross from the left.He continued to cause Chelsea’s defence all kind of problems after his opener – and found the net again on 19 minutes.An off-balance Luiz failed to prevent Adrian’s pass inadvertently finding the Colombian striker, who curled a delightful shot beyond Cech from just inside the penalty area.He almost completed a hat-trick when he headed the loose ball against the post after Adrian had miscued following Arda Turan’s cross.But Falcao made no mistake a minute before the break when he raced on to Turan’s pass and fired through Cech’s legs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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  • India to tour Zimbabwe next month for limited over matches

    first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club. File Photo of Indian cricket team at a training session at the Harare Sports Club.   –  Reuters May 03, 2016 × Published on Zimbabwe will host India for three one-day internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 matches in June, the country’s cricket board said on Tuesday.All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club with the ODIs scheduled to be played between June 11-15 and the Twenty20s between June 18-22.“After finalising all the formalities with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), we are pleased to announce the incoming tour scheduled for this June,” Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa said in a statement.India have been regular travellers to Zimbabwe in recent seasons with three previous tours since 2010, including last year, all featuring limited-overs matches. SHARE All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club. File Photo of Indian cricket team at a training session at the Harare Sports Club.   –  Reuters cricket COMMENTlast_img read more

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  • Pakistan’s ouster from Junior Hockey World Cup pre-planned: PHF

    first_imgThe Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has lashed out at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) move to bar the country from taking part in the Junior Hockey World Cup, terming it “pre-planned”.The FIH on Monday night issued a statement confirming Pakistan’s inability to participate in the event in Lucknow from December 8.It said that the Pakistani players had not submitted travel documents before the official deadline. (Pakistan not to participate in Junior Hockey World Cup in India)The FIH also named Malaysia as a replacement for Pakistan to take part in the tournament to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.However, terming the move as “pre-planned”, PHF Secretary Shehbaz Ahmed shifted the blame on India.”Pakistan did not delay any schedule obligation and it is all India’s fault to not issue visa to Pakistan’s delegation before deadline,” Ahmed was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.”Our government had timely issued No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for players to take part in the tournament, but it is sad that Pakistan will not be able to take part in the Junior Hockey World Cup.””We had planned training camps for our players so how can we delay any schedule to jeopardise our participation,” he maintained.”I had already seen it coming that this decision by FIH is going to go against Pakistan,” Ahmed added.last_img read more

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  • Manpreet Singh’s special gift from Tony Abbott for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: A friendship bat

    first_imgThese days if you just happen to wait outside the Parliament, there is a fair chance of meeting an immaculately dressed young Sikh gentleman walking around with a framed bat. His ultimate mission is to reach the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and give the bat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “personally.” However, stopped by Kalashnikov-toting soldiers in the country’s most secured zone, the closest point he has been able to get to in South Block remains Vijay Chowk.   Indeed, as the security guys too found out, the bat Manpreet Singh “from Sydney” is carrying is rather special. It has been sent by Tony Abbott, the former Prime Minister of Australia. Yes, the same man who took Modi on a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2014.  Abbott is no longer the Australian Prime Minister but the friendship between the two leaders – they famously addressed each other by their first names in 2014 – remains intact. So, the latest ‘to-Narendra-from-Tony’ gift is a special MS Dhoni series bat with a hand-written message through ‘messenger’ Manpreet.Photo Credit: Ateet Sharma “I was the brand ambassador for ‘Festival of India in Australia’ event when the Indian PM visited Australia. I have know the Australian PM for long and, because cricket is loved equally in both the countries, he sent this bat as a gift for Mr. Modi through me,” Manpreet told India Today.Abbott writes on the bat: “To Narendra, it was an honour to work closely with you to strengthen the historic ties between our countries. I will always cherish our friendship.”advertisementSingh, who works as a mall manager, is actively involved in NRI events down under. These days, he and his cousin travel from Faridabad to Delhi with a hope of finding a way to meet Modi.”We contacted the PMO but they mailed back saying that the PM has an extremely busy schedule and thus cannot meet. There was an option given – that of handing over the bat to Sports Minister Vijay Goel – but we will only give this to Modiji. That is the reason why I have booked a one-way ticket from Sydney this time. I won’t go back without taking his blessings,” he says.Singh is also carrying with him photos of Abbott signing the bat and also a letter from Australian politician Kevin Conolly addressed to PM Modi mentioning that Abbott’s choice of a bat as a gift is “an especially appropriate one in the context of our two nations’ shared passion for cricket.” Conolly also adds in his letter that he “sincerely hopes” that Manpreet has this opportunity to gift this bat to PM Modi “in person.”  Till that actually happens, Manpreet and his cousin plan to carry their vigil at the Vijay Chowk.last_img read more

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  • CAMARGO-FLORES ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA

    first_imgA DAKOTA CITY WOMAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE APRIL 8TH FATAL STABBING OF A SIOUX CITY WOMAN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN THE CASE.A WRITTEN PLEA WAS FILED BY THE ATTORNEY FOR 20-YEAR-OLD MELISSA CAMARGO-FLORES.CAMARGO-FLORES IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF 24-YEAR-OLD KENIA ALVAREZ-FLORES OUTSIDE OF THE VICTIM’S HOME IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF WEST 14TH STREET.COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT CAMARGO-FLORES ADMITTED TO POLICE THAT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE VICTIM’S BOYFRIEND, AND WAITED OUTSIDE ALVAREZ-FLORES’ HOME FOR 20 MINUTES FOR HER TO COME OUT BEFORE THE ALLEGED ASSAULT.CAMARGO-FLORES REMAINS IN CUSTODY AT THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $500-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.last_img read more

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  • Why Celtic supporters are ‘The Best’

    first_imgUEFA Champions League Best fans in the world? Why Celtic supporters won FIFA award Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:00 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Celtic Fans Getty UEFA Champions League Celtic Celtic v Bayern München St. Johnstone v Celtic Premiership WTF What makes Celtic Park one of the most spectacular venues to visit in Europe? Ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Bayern Munich,Goal takes a closer look… Celtic may not quite be the continental force they once were, but one thing is certain: they officially have the greatest supporters in the world.That’s according to FIFA anyway, who ratified the Scottish club’s fans as ‘The Best’ at their awards ceremony in London earlier this month.Celtic 15/2 to beat Bayern Munich Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Congratulations to all the Celtic supporters on receiving the very prestigious FIFA prize for being the best supporters,” enthused Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers. “It’s an honour for us to play in front of you and we really appreciate the great support we have for every single game. Let’s keep winning together!”Celtic fans beat competition from the supporters of Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen for the coveted accolade, but what is it that makes them so special?CELTIC FANS’ LISBON LIONS TRIBUTEThe show of support that won Celtic fans recognition at FIFA’s The Best awards was their stunning 360-degree stadium display in their final league outing of last season.The game, which was against Hearts, coincided with the 50th anniversary of the club’s European Cup triumph in Portugal in 1967 and Hoops fans transformed the whole of Celtic Park into a remarkable green-and-white sea in order to pay tribute to the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’..You can check out the amazing coordinated effort in the video above.UNIQUE & COLOURFUL DISPLAYSCeltic fans v PSG Champions LeagueThe vibrant coordinated displays of Hoops fans are not confined to special occasions, though they usually make an extra effort to mark milestone events in style.At nearly every game, particularly at Celtic Park, one is almost guaranteed a splash of green and white, with ultras groups such as ‘The Green Brigade’ leading the way.They even caught the attention of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor during a Champions League qualifier against Astana, with a tifo that was inspired by the Irishman.Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!!This is what die hard support from your fans looks like!What a sight! What a team!Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/txU38gCogI — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 17, 2017 As they prepared to reach the group stage of the tournament, the fans appropriated McGregor’s now famous cry that the Irish were not in the UFC to take part, but rather there to take over.”Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!!” an approving McGregor wrote on Twitter. “This is what die hard support from your fans looks like! What a sight! What a team!”That being said, certain displays have occasionally landed the club in trouble with UEFA, with overly provocative images or messages yielding fines and warnings.’YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE’As well as their penchant for their brilliantly choreographed tifo displays, Celtic fans are also known for supporting their team in full voice.While Liverpool are synonymous with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, Celtic supporters do a fine rendition of their own, an example of which came at the 2017 Scottish Cup final (above).The Irish folk song ‘The Fields of Athenry’ is another anthem that regularly rings round Parkhead.AFFINITY WITH BARCELONA & OTHER CLUBS’ FANSCamp Nou Barcelona Catalan flagsWhile Celtic share a number of intense rivalries, particularly with Rangers, they have also fostered warm relationships with several clubs, leading to remarkable shows of mutual respect.The affinity shared between fans of Barcelona and Celtic is one recent example due to the regularity of their meetings in the Champions League.Indeed, the atmosphere generated by the Bhoys in the terraces of Celtic Park has earned admiration from the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.last_img read more

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